Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Khuta - Mixed Vegetable curry

I think mostly it is called as "Khutkhute" everywhere, but for some reason, it is called "Khuta" at my home. I wonder, if someone, few generations back, made an abbreviation and that's how the name got stuck? I will never know. What I do know is that my aaji used to make this curry for the naivedya for our family deity Shri Shantadurga.

Khuta
Mixed Vegetable Curry
Ingredients
1 cup red pumpkin, peeled, big chunks
3/4 cups potatoes, peeled, big chunks
1/2 cup raw bananas, peeled, big chunks
1/4 cup green beans, 1" pieces
1/4 cup green peas
1/4 cup carrot, peeled, diced
1/2 cup sweet potato, peeled, big chunks
3-4 pieces corn on cobs
salt to taste

1 tbsp jaggery

2-3 kokum, rinsed

7-9 tirphals, soaked in 2 tbsp warm water

Grind to paste

3/4 cup coconut

3-4 red chilies

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp tamarind pulp


Method

1. Place all the vegetables in a big saucepan. Add 1/2 cup water. Bring to boil. Cover with a lid and let it cook.

2. Grind masala to a paste adding little water.

3. Pour masala in the cooked vegetable along with salt, soaked tirphals & water, jaggery and kokums.

4. Adjust water to get the desired curry like consistency.

5. Bring to boil. Simmer for about 12 minutes.


Note -

1. You can add any vegetables of your choice. Do not add sticky veggies like okra or eggplant.

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